Insurers cited the end of enhanced federal ACA subsidies as the reason for rate hikes. But Congress was ready to pass a 3-year extension.
The steep rate increase requests stunned advocates, who fear people will not be able to afford health insurance if they are approved.
The number of grievances filed with the insurance department against these ministries nearly doubled after COVID-19 spread through the state.
The first public glimpse of a new push for a public option in Connecticut came Wednesday.
In his job interview with legislators, Ted Doolittle described the nation’s health care system as the most complex in the world, in dire need of improvement and burdening individuals with costs that are too high.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed Ted Doolittle to serve as the state’s healthcare advocate, tapping an attorney with a wide range of experience to lead an office that helps consumers with health care issues and works on policy matters.